Leonard E Smith Funeral Directors, Taunton

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Taunton Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
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Rating 5.0

Our Taunton funeral home

At Leonard E Smith Funeral Directors in Taunton, we understand the pain of losing a loved one. That is why we are here for you at this difficult time, ready to provide the support you need, while we take care of the funeral arrangements.

Ensuring everything is in place for a dignified send off, the team at our Taunton funeral home will provide you with guidance and advice, so that however you want to remember your loved one, your wishes will be met. Our expertise and absolute professionalism at all times means you will receive compassionate care from an experienced team with a comprehensive background in providing funeral services to the town.

Our funeral directors in Taunton can be found on Magdalene Lane, from where we serve the local community, along with families from the surrounding Somerset area. Bishop's Hull, Norton Fitzwarren and Ruishton are just three of the local villages we also provide funeral care to.

Give us a call whenever you feel ready. You can contact our team of funeral directors in Taunton on 01823 272122, or visit us at a funeral home. We are here to support you.

What we offer

  • Guidance through every step of the arrangement process, from our caring team in Taunton
  • A funeral that meets you and your family's needs
  • Local knowledge of Taunton and its surrounding villages
  • A cremation or burial service dependent upon your personal preference
  • Funeral arrangements to suit all faiths, beliefs and cultures
  • Visiting your loved one in our chapel of rest
  • Hearses and other funeral vehicles, including bespoke options if required
  • Funeral tributes, along with headstones and other memorials
  • A selection of prepaid funeral plans
A row of headstones and floral tribute
Types of funeral in Taunton
Leonard E Smith Funeral Directors can arrange any kind of funeral you may want for your loved one. Although many in Taunton choose a traditional funeral, there are many different ways to celebrate and remember the life of your loved one.

These are some of the types of funeral you can have in Taunton:
  • A burial – Held in a cemetery or churchyard, following a service, your loved one is interred in the ground and their final resting place usually marked with a headstone
  • A cremation – A cremation would take place at Taunton Deane Crematorium and Cemetery, where your loved one would be remembered in a service beforehand, either at the site itself or at a separate location, such as a church or other place of worship
  • A woodland burial – An eco-friendly option, the interment takes place in a natural burial ground, such as a meadow or wood, allotted specifically for the purpose. Our nearest location for a green funeral is Fevin Nature Reserve Burial Site in nearby Somerton
  • A humanist funeral – The humanist funeral refrains from any religious connotation and is usually conducted by a humanist celebrant. As no place of worship is involved, they usually take place at a cemetery, crematorium or woodland burial site
  • A direct cremation – Unlike a regular cremation, a direct cremation is unattended and usually at a lower cost. The standard of care provided, however, will be the same
  • A bespoke funeral – A truly unique send off, which avoids convention and can be as colourful or unusual as you choose, right down to the vehicle used to convey the coffin.
At our Taunton funeral directors, we will arrange the funeral so you can pay your respects the way you choose. However you wish to say goodbye, it will be a personal tribute to your loved one.
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Funeral Services with distinction

A part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral homes, Leonard E Smith Funeral Directors in Taunton dedicates itself to setting the highest possible standards in funeral care.

We are honoured to be a part of this town, living and working alongside the families we serve. It is our local grounding that enables us to offer high quality funeral services, along with support, complemented by both our knowledge of Taunton and funeral expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

The funeral services we offer to our Taunton community can be found below. Choose one of the options to find out more about what we can do for your loved one.

View our Standardised Price List and Additional Options Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    The Unattended Funeral
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,170 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,170 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,170 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,170 estimated third party costs
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

10 Magdalene Lane
Taunton TA1 1SE
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located along the Magdalene Lane alleyway which links to East Street and goes down Magdalene Street.

Please call us before your visit and we will advise you on parking.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01823 272122

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Read the reviews of Leonard E Smith Funeral Directors in Taunton

Find out what the Taunton families we have previously helped say about us:
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Rating 5.0
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Rating 5.0
From the moment my lovely Mum passed away the staff at Leonard E Smith were amazing. So thoughtful and caring - guiding us through the entire process from planning the funeral until the actual day and then also contacting us afterwards to see how we are dealing with our loss and how we are moving forward. Their attention to detail, fulfilling our requests and continuing to support us has been outstanding. We cannot thank them enough. Thankfully my Mum's funeral became a wonderful celebration of her life which we will cherish forever.
Response from Leonard E Smith Funeral Directors
We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service.
Rating 5.0
We were very pleased with all of the assistance that we received from the two principle funeral organisers at Leonard Smith. We also appreciated the attention and flexibility that the Funeral Director gave on the day in order to achieve a special outcome for us in the current difficult circumstances.
Response from Leonard E Smith Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
The family was happy with the Service and the people that help us Leading up to the day and on the day very loving and caring people so like to say thank you for a wee have done to make a nice sendoff for our Nan
Response from Leonard E Smith Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your loved one. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
From the first day I walked in the staff were really lovely and helpful.
They did everything to make me feel at ease.
Together we were able to arrange everything, I couldn't thank them enough.
Everybody said how lovely the service was.
Thank you to all the staff for making things easy for me at this sad time .
Response from Leonard E Smith Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful and that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
I wish to thank all at Leonard E Smith for the compassionate and caring way they dealt with every aspect of my father's funeral arrangements. Not only compassionate and caring, but also highly professional.

What could have been an ordeal, and a challenge, turned out to be seamlessly straight-forward. Nothing seemed too much trouble.

Thank you.
Response from Leonard E Smith Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
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